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Book Description

The Last and Best Edition, text printed in Latin, titlepages printed in red and black with copper engraving, copper engraved allegorical head and tail pieces by Rossi and others, copper engravings of Roman coins throughout, 3 volumes, Complete, 4to. 265mm by 220mm. contemporary full sprinkled brown calf, spines with raised bands and gilt centre tool in panels of a dolphin within a gilt frame and a crown imitative of French royal bindings of the Dauphin except this binding is typically English, contrasting red and green leather lettering-pieces, red speckled edges, with eighteenth century copper engraved armorial bookplate of Will Strahan Esq. with motto "forward" (Franks 28330), a nice honest clean set in original condition bound in contemporary calf with decorative gilt spines, head and tail of joints split and joints of volume one a little more split but still holding, head and tail of spines slightly chipped and cap to spine of volume three missing, sides of covers a little marked and corners of covers a little worn, slightly foxed here and there but generally the contents are exceptionally clean.
Dealer Notes
Jean Foy Vaillant, 1632 - 1706, French numismatist and traveller. Vaillant's name has become celebrated not for what he did in his profession in medicine but what he did for numismatics. He was one of the first men who showed the importance of ancient coins for history. Colbert commissioned Vaillant to travel through Italy, Sicily and Greece for the purpose of collecting ancient medals for the King's cabinet at Versailles. In 1674 Vaillant published his first work on the coins of the Roman emperors under the title 'Numismata Imperatorum Romanorum' of which a second and much improved edition appeared in 1692, 2 volumes, 4to. The last and best edition Rome, 1743, 3 volumes, 4to.
Author VAILLANT (Joannem), 1632 - 1706.
Date 1743
Publisher Romae, Sumtibus Caroli Barbiellini & Venantii Monaldini Sociorum in Via lata, Typis Jo. Baptistae Bernabo & Joseph Lazzarini, Praesidum Permissu,

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